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Battle of Dilam
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Battle of Dilam was a major battle of the Unification War between Rashidi and Saudi rebels. It occurred on 27 January 1903, in the town of Dilam south of Riyadh, the capital of the present day Saudi Arabia.[1]
Battle of Dilam
Part of the Unification of Saudi Arabia


Location of Ad-Dilam, Saudi Arabia.
Date
27 January 1903
LocationAd-Dilam, Arabia
ResultSaudi victory
Belligerents
Emirate of Jabal Shammar
Emirate of Nejd and Hasa
Commanders and leaders
Abdul-Aziz bin Mitab
Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
Strength
4,0003,500
Casualties and losses
250160
A year after the Battle of Riyadh, Ibn Saud attempted to draw Rashidis away from Riyadh with a campaign of misinformation. When his plan succeeded, Saud deployed 1,000 fighters in Riyadh before leaving the city with another 3,500 to capture Dilam. The Rashidis followed Ibn Saud to Dilam in order to finish him off and regain control the town. During the battle, the Rashidis suffered 250 casualties and lost control of southern Nejd.
References
^ Dhaifallah Alotaibi (2017). Ibn Sa’ud and Britain: Early Changing Relationship and Pre-state Formation 1902-1914 (MA Thesis thesis). Bangor University. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
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